Conor P. Williams

Senior Researcher, Education Policy Program

Conor P. Williams is a senior researcher in New America's Education Policy Program. His work addresses policies and practices related to educational equity, dual language learners, immigration, and school choice. Williams founded New America's Dual Language Learners National Work Group in 2014. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Daily Beast, Univision.com, The Atlantic, U.S. News and World Report, Talking Points Memo, The New York Daily NewsThe 74 Million, and elsewhere. Before joining New America, Williams taught first grade in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Williams holds a PhD and MA in government from Georgetown University, an MS in teaching from Pace University, and a BA in government and Spanish from Bowdoin College. Williams and his wife are public school parents in Washington, D.C.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Tired of Federal Gridlock? Take a Look at Education Reform in the States

As the government shutdown continues (with no end yet visible), it’s easy—and wholly understandable—to get cynical.


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Tired of Federal Gridlock? Take a Look at Education Reform in the States

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Storify: Delaware Education Leaders on Implementing Comprehensive Education Reform

EDUCATION POLICY
The Way We Talk: Choice

The fourth in a series of posts reflecting on terminology pervading today’s polarizing debates about American education.


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Aligning Investments in Parenting With Investments in Early Education

Alignment is critical in early education policy.


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The Way We Talk: Equity

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Pre-K Debates: Access and Quality

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Will New Pre-K Accountability Metrics in D.C. Enhance—Or Undercut—Pre-K Quality?

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The Way We Talk: Accountability

How do buzzwords affect the way we act?


EDUCATION POLICY
New Research: Targeted Parent Training Can Help Students Focus—and Succeed

EDUCATION POLICY
English Language Learners in Rep. Kline's Student Success Act

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Sen. Harkin’s Strengthening America’s Schools Act, Title III